Iraqi forces entered on Sunday the northern town of Amerli, which had been besieged by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria militants for around two months, Reuters news agency reported officials as saying.
The mayor of Amerli and army officers said troops backed by militias defeated ISIS fighters to the east of the town. Fighting continued to the north of Amerli.
A child cries in a military helicopter after being evacuated by Iraqi forces from Amerli, north of Baghdad August 29, 2014. (Reuters)